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conformance

[kuh n-fawr-muh ns] /kənˈfɔr məns/
noun
1.
the act of conforming; conformity.
Origin of conformance
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10; conform + -ance
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  • And, best of all, it is guaranteed to be in conformance with all the best standards—by tradition!

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • Again, in conformance with his custom, he has honoured me with a bid.

    The Destroying Angel

    Louis Joseph Vance
  • In conformance with the wishes of the King they resolved to return to the plan of 1606.

    Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688 Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • She had had little doubt of her son's conformance to his parents' wishes, for he had always been of a tractable disposition.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki
  • From 1909 until 1914 in conformance with the Law of Priority Nycteris was used for the red bat and the hoary bat.

  • The choice had been with Fanny, she had chosen in conformance with the dictates of predisposition.

    Linda Lee, Incorporated Louis Joseph Vance
  • That event was the wedding of Leonard and Juanna in conformance with the ceremonies of their own church.

    The People Of The Mist H. Rider Haggard
  • The girls arose, in conformance with their custom of reception, and bowed to the figure that followed him into the room.

    Alone Marion Harland
  • The Commission has adopted rules of procedure in conformance with the Executive order and the joint resolution.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The level-seated idea is purely theoretical, because no saddles are made in conformance with it.

    The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes

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